AZ vaccines and NHS COVID Pass

AstraZeneca vaccines

The Government has confirmed that no Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK and that all AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria. The NHS COVID Pass is the digital version of individuals’ proof of COVID-19 vaccine status, which has been available for international travel since May. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident that travel will not be affected. The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU.

Demonstrating your COVID vaccination status with NHS COVID Pass

People vaccinated in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel. NHS Digital has produced a guide for general practice to provide you with up-to-date information on the NHS COVID Pass service and what you should do if a registered patient contacts you about incorrect information in their health record.

Further information for the general public on how to get an online or paper version of the NHS COVID Pass is on the NHS website ( – NHS COVID Pass), including how patients not registered with a GP surgery or who don’t have an NHS number but have had a full course of the vaccine can get the NHS COVID pass.